Period
to 26 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 26 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 356 191 243
Rank change year-on-year -165 +52 0
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 99 97 333
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.57% 1.22% 1.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.03% 4.50% 4.63%
Number of salaries quoted 73 88 281
10th Percentile £25,650 £29,025 £22,750
25th Percentile £30,000 £41,188 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £36,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -18.89% -5.26% +18.75%
75th Percentile £57,500 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

MCSE is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4,879 2,156 7,185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.09% 27.04% 27.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2,664 1,608 5,362
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,850 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,544
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £76,600 £73,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCSE in the South East.

Salary trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSE in the South East over the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

Salary histogram for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South East region over the 6 months to 26 September 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley -62 47 £32,000 -12.33% 6
Buckinghamshire -31 30 £34,000 -21.39% 1
Hampshire -118 21 £34,000 -24.44% 3
Surrey -78 19 £62,500 +20.19% 8
Berkshire -69 12 £30,500 -35.79% 4
West Sussex -18 9 £55,000 -21.43% 2
Oxfordshire -35 5 - - 1
East Sussex -47 3 £60,000 +37.14%
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 2021, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 99 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 61 (61.62%) Active Directory
4 60 (60.61%) Azure
5 51 (51.52%) Windows
5 51 (51.52%) VMware
6 50 (50.51%) Microsoft 365
7 43 (43.43%) SQL
8 39 (39.39%) ITIL
9 37 (37.37%) CCNA
9 37 (37.37%) Cisco Certification
10 35 (35.35%) Microsoft Intune
11 34 (34.34%) SCCM
12 32 (32.32%) MCSA
13 31 (31.31%) Hyper-V
13 31 (31.31%) Data Centre
14 29 (29.29%) AWS
14 29 (29.29%) Social Skills
15 27 (27.27%) SharePoint
15 27 (27.27%) SQL Server
15 27 (27.27%) Citrix
16 26 (26.26%) DNS
16 26 (26.26%) Windows Server
16 26 (26.26%) Problem-Solving
17 25 (25.25%) Cybersecurity
17 25 (25.25%) Degree
18 23 (23.23%) Veeam
18 23 (23.23%) Firewall
19 22 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
20 21 (21.21%) Azure Active Directory

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.08%) MS Exchange
3 6 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 60 (60.61%) Azure
2 50 (50.51%) Microsoft 365
3 29 (29.29%) AWS
4 21 (21.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (16.16%) IaaS
6 15 (15.15%) PaaS
7 7 (7.07%) Power Platform
8 5 (5.05%) SaaS
9 4 (4.04%) PowerApps
10 3 (3.03%) Power Automate
11 2 (2.02%) HP Helion
11 2 (2.02%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (2.02%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (26.26%) DNS
2 23 (23.23%) Firewall
3 16 (16.16%) DHCP
4 12 (12.12%) WAN
5 11 (11.11%) LAN
6 10 (10.10%) TCP/IP
7 8 (8.08%) Internet
7 8 (8.08%) VLAN
8 6 (6.06%) HTTP
8 6 (6.06%) SAN
8 6 (6.06%) VPN
8 6 (6.06%) Wireless
9 4 (4.04%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (3.03%) SMTP
10 3 (3.03%) Sourcefire
11 2 (2.02%) VoIP
12 1 (1.01%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (1.01%) MPLS
12 1 (1.01%) SNMP
12 1 (1.01%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.06%) Power BI
3 3 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (29.29%) Social Skills
2 17 (17.17%) Finance
3 7 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.05%) French Language
4 5 (5.05%) German Language
4 5 (5.05%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (5.05%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.04%) Public Sector
6 2 (2.02%) Legal
7 1 (1.01%) Advertising
7 1 (1.01%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 34 (34.34%) Analyst
2 18 (18.18%) Architect
3 15 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (13.13%) Support Analyst
5 12 (12.12%) Service Analyst
5 12 (12.12%) Service Desk Analyst
6 11 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
7 10 (10.10%) IT Analyst
8 8 (8.08%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (8.08%) Technical Support
9 7 (7.07%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (7.07%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 7 (7.07%) Data Architect
9 7 (7.07%) Data Centre Architect
9 7 (7.07%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (7.07%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (7.07%) Technical Analyst
9 7 (7.07%) Technical Support Analyst
10 6 (6.06%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
10 6 (6.06%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.03%) SAML
2 2 (2.02%) ARM Templates
Miscellaneous
1 31 (31.31%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.10%) Hybrid Cloud
3 9 (9.09%) Private Cloud
3 9 (9.09%) Public Cloud
4 6 (6.06%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.03%) PKI
5 3 (3.03%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.01%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.01%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 51 (51.52%) Windows
2 26 (26.26%) Windows Server
3 17 (17.17%) Windows 10
4 11 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (7.07%) Linux
5 7 (7.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.05%) Windows Server 2019
7 4 (4.04%) Android
7 4 (4.04%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.04%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (3.03%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.03%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (39.39%) ITIL
2 26 (26.26%) Problem-Solving
3 25 (25.25%) Cybersecurity
4 19 (19.19%) ITSM
4 19 (19.19%) Ticket Management
5 18 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 18 (18.18%) PRINCE2
6 12 (12.12%) SIEM
7 10 (10.10%) Computer Science
7 10 (10.10%) Customer Engagement
7 10 (10.10%) ITIL V3
7 10 (10.10%) TOGAF
8 9 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 9 (9.09%) Project Management
9 8 (8.08%) Information Security
9 8 (8.08%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (8.08%) Server Virtualisation
10 7 (7.07%) Configuration Management
10 7 (7.07%) Software Licensing
10 7 (7.07%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 43 (43.43%) SQL
2 19 (19.19%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.05%) Python
Qualifications
1 99 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (37.37%) CCNA
2 37 (37.37%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (32.32%) MCSA
4 25 (25.25%) Degree
5 19 (19.19%) CCA
5 19 (19.19%) Citrix Certification
6 16 (16.16%) MCP
7 12 (12.12%) MCITP
8 9 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (8.08%) CISSP
10 5 (5.05%) CompTIA Security+
10 5 (5.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (3.03%) SSCP
12 2 (2.02%) CEH
12 2 (2.02%) HNC
12 2 (2.02%) HND
12 2 (2.02%) MCTS
12 2 (2.02%) SC Cleared
12 2 (2.02%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.07%) SLA
2 5 (5.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.02%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.01%) NCSC
System Software
1 61 (61.62%) Active Directory
2 31 (31.31%) Hyper-V
3 22 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.04%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (2.02%) DFS Replication
5 2 (2.02%) Firmware
5 2 (2.02%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.01%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.01%) vSphere
6 1 (1.01%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 35 (35.35%) Microsoft Intune
2 34 (34.34%) SCCM
3 18 (18.18%) WSUS
4 8 (8.08%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (6.06%) CSIRT
6 3 (3.03%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 3 (3.03%) MobiControl
6 3 (3.03%) Nessus
6 3 (3.03%) QRadar
7 2 (2.02%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.02%) Terraform
Vendors
1 88 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 51 (51.52%) VMware
3 27 (27.27%) Citrix
4 23 (23.23%) Veeam
5 13 (13.13%) Zscaler
6 7 (7.07%) Adobe
6 7 (7.07%) Apple
6 7 (7.07%) Meraki
7 5 (5.05%) Cisco
7 5 (5.05%) ServiceNow
8 3 (3.03%) LogRhythm
8 3 (3.03%) Okta
8 3 (3.03%) SOTI
8 3 (3.03%) Splunk
9 2 (2.02%) Dell
9 2 (2.02%) Google
9 2 (2.02%) Veritas
10 1 (1.01%) Intel
10 1 (1.01%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.01%) Symantec